A lecture is a good example of what I call “Frontwards Learning.”
Start with a topic, and then explain the pathophysiology, common presentations, diagnosis, management, etc. It is a very good way for students to learn, although there are other ways, such as “Backwards Learning.”
With “Backwards Learning,” I start with a patient with a certain condition and a story. Then the patient is used as the example of the condition that is explored more fully in the discussion of pathophysiology, common presentations, diagnosis, management, etc.
Both methods cover the same ground, but in different ways and different directions.[Additional content on this page is restricted to Registered Medical Professionals]